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June 04, 2015


MINISTER JOSE GALLARDO OPENED THE MOBILE TELEPHONY SERVICE IN THE TOWN OF CHURO, CUSCO



He also had a business meeting with regional authorities to check the progress of the main investment projects.


Today, the Minister of Transports and Communications, José Gallardo Ku, opened the mobile telephony service at the town of Churo, in the district of Huancarani, province of Paucartambo, region of Cusco, which will connect this rural area with the rest of the country, boosting its economic and social development.


The head of the sector stated that the mobile telephony service in the province of Paucartambo would cover the 4 main towns in the district of Huancarani: Churo, Quisicancha, Huayllabamba, and Queuña Grande. This would benefit over 1,890 inhabitants of these rural areas, which would be connected as soon as 481 local homes would have mobile telephony coverage.


Moreover, he stated that this work is part of the Coverage Implementation Plan for the mobile telephony service projected in Cusco and will require an investment of more than USD 19 million in order to provide coverage to 20 district capitals and 117 towns and villages of the region.


"This private investment for expanding the telecommunications service coverage at national level, which amounts to PEN 3.020 billion, is carried out as part of the terms and conditions proposed by President Ollanta Humala’s government and accepted by Telefónica Móviles, aimed at providing all Peruvians with access to internet and mobile telephony," said Gallardo Ku.


Business meeting in Cusco:


Earlier that day, Minister Gallardo Ku held a business meeting with the Regional Governor of Cusco, Edwin Licona, during which an agreement was signed. Through Provias Descentralizado, this agreement will allow providing routine maintenance to departmental roads, which will ensure that regional roads are kept in good condition.


In this regard, pre-investment studies for service-level-based conservation of road corridors will be formulated. These road corridors include: Pisac – Paucartambo – Carbón Bridge, which will be connected to the Manu region through the Proregión Program and the Canchis – Quispicanchis corridor: Sicuani – Santa Bárbara- Phinaya – PE 30C Junction (Marcapata).


Likewise, an agreement was signed through Provias Nacional for preparing the profile for the La Veronica Tunnel construction project, which will make it possible to travel from Cusco to Quillabamba in a shorter time.


Minister Gallardo stated that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the construction of the new Chinchero International Airport had been approved in May, i.e., one month before the established deadline. The engineering studies had also been approved. “The earthmoving works for construction of this airport will be carried out in the last quarter of the year,” he said.


He also highlighted that the construction project for the Poroy Tunnel is important for the region’s connectivity, since it is linked to the future Chinchero airport, which is to be given priority by his sector.


Finally, within the framework of the Propuentes Perú program, he reported that the original 94 bridges scheduled to be implemented in that region were increased to over 100 bridges in order to benefit more towns and villages.